Incredible Ikat

March 30, 2011


I'm always taken back when I see a pattern "make" (or sometimes break) a room.  Lately, I've been enthralled with patterns and there are certainly some beauties out there.  From my recent post on the chevron pattern and the DIY chevron rug I created, I'm sure you can tell that I'm a little obsessed loving the look of different patterns and depending on the color, style, and texture, a pattern can transform a space and give it new life.  Ikat has been around the block a few times (and then some), but I still love it's bold and unique flavor.  Truly older than old, Ikat is still going strong … [Read more...]

Classic Chevron with a Twist

March 10, 2011


Each year, I am so intrigued how patterns and textures go in and out of style.  It's amazing to see "old  things" come alive with a new twist. My latest love is the chevron pattern.  It's simple, yet sophisticated layout has been around for years seen in architecture and textiles, and after if was down and out for awhile, it's back and better than ever!  With it's recent return, the "new" chevron is more modern and bold, taking on a life of it's own and making quite the statement.  Let's have a look ~ The chevron pattern can complement many decor styles. Is funky and … [Read more...]

Garden Stools for your Decor

February 16, 2011


The next few days are going to be a sweet treat with the tease of some warmer weather making a visit...yes, 40 degrees is considered warm this time of year in the ADKs.  Thoughts of playing outside and endless days of soaking up the sun, are brewing in my head.   Lately, I've been giving a lot of thought to new landscaping ideas and gathering gardening tips that I plan on implementing once the snow has long melted away (hopefully soon). With gardening on the brain, I started thinking about the ever so popular, gardening stools or sometimes known as drum tables.  Once considered for use only in … [Read more...]

Faux Animal Heads For Your Interiors

February 7, 2011

I had definite mixed feelings on writing a post about using faux animal heads in our interior decor.  Thinking about animal heads, brings me back to my childhood when I walked into a  friends house, and was welcomed everytime by what felt like the wilderness.  Those poor little animals now mounted on polished wood, made me heart ache. The interior topics that I usually cover, I feelpassionate about and want to share with others to use and incorporate in theirhomes.  But even though I may not like something, it doesn't mean I shouldn't write about it.   So how do … [Read more...]